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Interview with Dymnd as she explains her next moves!

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Born in Los Angeles County, El Monte CA. Growing up it was a lot of moving around between Southern California and Northern California. Raised all throughout the east bay, also known as, the Bay Area. (San Jose, Hayward, Oakland, San Lorenzo) 
Started singing at the age of 5 yrs old. Her family knew something was special about her voice. Raised with her grandmother had ODymnd in a drill dance team at the age of 5 yrs until 11 yrs. Where she learned many skills that helped along her journey with music. She performed for La County, Big Bear and Rose Bowl Parades, to name a few. 

At the age of 11 yrs, Dymnd decided to stop drill team and focus on her singing and education. She then had a agent where she would audition for various production companies where label scouts would be. 
At the age of 17 yrs, she dropped her very first mixtape with Philthy Rich (Seminary, Big 59, FOD) Who helped put her in the right direction for her music journey. 

During the pandemic, Dymnd dropped her EP titled “Diamond 4C’S”. Where she teamed up with Lil Rece( Brent Fiyaz, IAMSU, Kamiyah, Kid Ink) on the album. You can also find her featured on upcoming projects and now on all streaming platforms. 

You can find her newest single “Back & Forth” produced by AyoMillz ( Tink, Sonya, Willie Taylor) on all streaming platforms. Video coming soon! You can also find her featured on future upcoming projects and now with Da Krse, JStalin and Ray G.I.G.S.

@diamond_odmynd


Q&A

  •       What first got you into music?
Growing up I’ve always loved the music culture. I discovered my voice at an early age. My grandmother knew I had a gift and pushed me to sing/perform everywhere. It’s my grandmother who first got me into music. 

        •       Who inspired you to make music?
Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Lauryn Hill. I never had a lesson in my life! I would train my voice singing to Michael Jackson songs, Mariah Carey, as well as, Lauryn Hill. Their music still til this day can hit your soul in a different way. I was touched by their music and would spend hours singing/training my voice to sound like them. I did this from 5 yrs to 14 yrs. 

        •       How would you describe the music that you typically create?

The best way to describe the music I create would be love, heartbreak, and empowerment. I have been through a lot growing up and as a adult. We all have a story right! How I express it is through writing/singing. Some of the music I create comes from other people’s situations (family, friends, or associates) So when I create I self reflect and also think of others along the creating process. 

        •       What is your creative process like?

The beat first has to move me. If the beat moves me. I come up with different melodies and harmony’s first. The words come after. You never know where a beat can take you mentally. 

        •       Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Chris Brown, Jacques, Sonta and Summerwalker. Oh and Doja Cat!    

    •       If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

Summerwalker, Chris Brown or Jacques 


        •       What is one message you would give to your fans? 
Believe in yourself and invest in yourself! Be your true self! Put yourself first and Don’t forget about you! 

        •       What is the most useless talent you have?
Lol, I would have to say dancing. Don’t get me wrong, I can move tho. 


        •       Do you sing in the shower? Lol, yes. A lot! What songs?
Aaliyah-I miss you, Mariah Carey-We belong together, Michael Jackson- Butterflies, Lauryn Hill- Ex Factor. The list goes on..


        •       What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I would be mentoring youth and developing recreational programs at a Juvenile Detention Center or After School Program.


        •       Where have you performed?

DUB Show (Phoenix Convention Center) Orange Show (San Bernardino), Shark Club (Costa Mesa), My Mimosas (Modesto) Port City Bar & Grill ( Stockton) and more.


What are your favorite and least favourite venues?

My favorite was the AZ Convention Center due to large stage and space. Big crowd as well. I don’t have a least favorite. They all were great! 
Do you have any upcoming shows? Yes, June 12th I’ll be opening up for an artist named Juneonnabeat and Da Krse in Fresno, CA.


        •       How do you feel about how the internet impacted the music business?


I feel it’s a big change and major impact. Something to learn as well. It has its good and bad. 

        •       What is your favorite song to perform?

My favorite is Take You Home! That song is full of energy and my back up dancers go crazy to it! 

        •       Which famous musicians do you admire?

Mariah Carey, Summer Walker, Jill Scott, Keke Wyatts, SWV, Xscape, Leidesi

        •       What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

Stealing from a grocery store when I was a teenager! I got caught stealing snacks a some hairspray lol! I thought I was going to jail. I never did it again. 

        •       What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Never do anything that’s not on your heart to do. I worked at a Juvenile Hall right before Covid hit. I mentored a lot of youth in there. When I spoke to the young girls. Whom, some had come from broken homes, foster homes etc.A lot of them did things they wouldn’t normally do. In most cases, why they ended up in Juvenile Hall. 


        •       If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Real music! What I mean by that is less ego and more quality music if that makes sense. 

        •       What’s next for you?

Working on my next album. Some more featured projects that I’m on will be dropping soon. More shows coming up this summer. Working on merch and going to start taking vocal lessons. Staying productive and perfecting my craft!

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